Guaman Poma de Ayala

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This is a small version of Nueva Cronica y Buen Gobierno, written in Spanish, and edited by Briceño Editores from Lima Peru. Easy to read. A great addition to any collection of small and miniature books.    Guaman Poma’s extensive so-called Inca Chronicle is an account of the history of the Andean region from the earliest times, as well as a series of proposed reforms of the Spanish colonial rule. The long prose text is written in Spanish with occasional use of Quechua, one of the local Indian languages. Poma himself both wrote the text by hand and drew the nearly 400 full page illustrations. These drawings graphically express the suffering of the people under Spanish rule.   The work is addressed to the Spanish King Felipe III. Poma wants to inform the King about the profound crisis which he thinks that the Spanish colonial power has brought to the area. It appears from the manuscript that Poma went to Lima to hand it over to the Viceroy. Later it came to Spain where it most probably was acquired by a Danish diplomat who brought it to Denmark. It is likely that it became part of King Frederik III’s library as early as c. 1660.    

Specifications: Ribbed Outer Spine, Hardbound, Ribbon Bookmarker. New.Easy to read without magnifying glasses. A great addition to any collection of small and miniature books. Edited by Alberto Briceño Editores S.R.L

Language: Spanish (español) First Edition, Ap 2006 , Lima Peru 

Dimensions: (width x height x depth):  0.84 x 2.65 x 2.00 inches (2.13 x 6.67 x 5.10 cm)409 Pages